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Western Misperceptions About Syria Created By The Media Are Causing A Humanitarian Crisis

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SAMAN MOHAMMADI
The Excavator
Saturday, June 9, 2012

The false representation and oversimplification of the foreign-instigated conflict in Syria by the Western media has created public misperceptions in the West about the Assad regime, the legitimacy of the Syrian opposition, and the nature of the crisis that is threatening to tear apart Syrian society.

Political and media elites in the United States and the Western world, along with their allies in Israel and Saudi Arabia, are playing a dangerous game of magic with the international community and the world press. They are directly arming terrorists to kill and terrorize innocent Syrians with one hand, while they point at Assad and falsely accuse him of committing atrocities against his own people with the other hand.

Some people see through their magic, but a considerable amount of brainwashed people want to hold onto the belief that what the Western media is doing is not magic but serious journalism.

Sadly, the West’s childish narrative about the Syrian situation has convinced many gullible and naive people that the Syrian opposition is legitimate and popular while Assad is evil and unforgivable.

These are the same clueless people who fell for the Iraq WMD lies and continue to believe in the politically constructed 9/11 myth. They throw reality aside, and believe whatever is said by media outlets and politicians, despite their poor track record when it comes to telling the truth about anything.

The “Assad is evil and must be overthrown” narrative is from Western mythology 101. In May of last year, shortly after Osama Bin Laden was pronounced dead by President Obama, filmmaker and BBC journalist Adam Curtis warned of the dangers of mythologizing in an article called, “For 10 years, Osama bin Laden filled a gap left by the Soviet Union. Who will be the baddie now?” Curtis wrote:
“One of the main functions of politicians – and journalists – is to simplify the world for us. But there comes a point when – however much they try – the bits of reality, the fragments of events, won’t fit into the old frame.

The death of Bin Laden may be that point for the simplified story of goodies versus baddies. It was a story born in the US and Britain at the end of the second world war – the “good war”. It then went deep into the western imagination during the cold war, was reawakened and has been held together over the last 10 years by the odd alliance of American and European politicians, journalists, “terror experts” and revolutionary Islamists all seeking to shore up their authority in a disillusioned age.”
The media-promoted mythology about the Assad regime is rooted in long-established plans by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Israel to totally takeover the Middle East and wipe out their foes. Tony Cartalucci wrote on May 11 in an article titled, “Extremists Ravaging Syria Created by US in 2007″:
“A 2007 New Yorker article written by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh revealed a plan under the Bush Administration to organize, arm, train, and deploy a regional army of Sunni terrorists, many with ties directly to Al Qaeda, in a bid to destabilize and overthrow both Syria and Iran. The plan consisted of US and Israeli backing, covertly funneled through Saudi proxies to conceal Washington and Tel Aviv’s role, in building the Sunni extremist front.”
The West’s interest in Syria has nothing to do with preventing a humanitarian crisis, freeing the Syrian people from Assad’s grip, and recusing the innocent who are caught in the hell storm. All the evidence points to the obvious conclusion that the growing political and military momentum to oust Assad is deeply connected to Washington’s hegemonic vision of the Middle East.

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Independent photojournalist Nile Bowie interviewed Prof. Michel Chossudovsky about the origins of the crisis in Syria and its present state. Prof. Chossudovsky said: “This is not a protest movement. It is an armed insurgency. And we must understand also that it was an armed insurgency from day one.”

Prof. Chossudovsky emphasized that this is a crucial point because the entire Western narrative of the Syrian crisis is based on the false perception that protesters and democracy activists poured into the streets in the beginning to protest against the government but were violently suppressed by the army so they reluctantly turned to an armed struggle.

The truth is that there was never any substantial protesting activity in Syria to begin with. It was all hype that was pushed by the dishonest Western media to pave the political path for regime change in Syria. Terrorists were brought in from the outside to submerge Syria in chaos and bloodshed.

The so-called Syrian opposition is made up of thugs and terrorists who target children and journalists, lay their crimes at Assad’s door, and then run into the arms of their U.S., Israeli, and Saudi handlers.

What is being done to the Syrian people by the tyrannical leaders of the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other states is a crime beyond words. U.N. envoy Kofi Annan and other representatives of the United Nations have lost public respectability and political legitimacy by calling for Assad’s removal while defending the word of low-level terrorists and high-level war criminals.

“In the end,” writes journalist Patrick Henningsen, “those in power in North America and Europe effectively control reality to a large degree. This is achieved by a seamless operation whereby media and politicians are able to perfectly streamline any given version of events. Expect more massacres engineered by imported terrorists on the ground in Syria, and watch the media and western political managers attempt to leverage these staged crimes to achieve their end goal.”

The misperceptions about Syria and the nature of the humanitarian crisis there must end. The West must wake up from the media world and rejoin the real world.

This article was posted: Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 3:43 am





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